A Model for Nurturing a Networked Academic Community: #ASCILITEMLSIG Mobile Learning Special Interest Group

Narayan, Vickel
Cochrane, Thomas
Stretton, Todd
Chanane, Nawal
Alizadeh, Mehrasa
Birt, James
Bone, Elisa
Cowie, Neil
Deneen, Chris
Hinze, Meredith
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This paper explores the development of a special interest group bound by common interests, experiences, and access to opportunities in mobile learning as a model of a networked academic development community. With core members spanning eleven educational institutes across three continents, the Mobile Learning Special Interest Group (MLSIG) was established to facilitate mobile learning praxis to enable authentic learning and learner agency through a networked community of academic practitioners and researchers. The paper identifies critical elements of the MLSIG networked community through an autoethnographic narrative from 14 self-nominated participants. These are woven into a proposed framework and model for nurturing networked academic development communities.

1301 Education Systems , 1303 Specialist Studies in Education , 3903 Education systems , 3904 Specialist studies in education
International Journal for Academic Development, ISSN: 1360-144X (Print); 1470-1324 (Online), Informa UK Limited, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/1360144x.2024.2349930
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